The Bureau of Reclamation's Great Plains Region has selected Richard Long to serve as the Dakotas Area office manager in Bismarck, N.D. He replaces Dennis Breitzman, who is retiring.
Long began his federal career with Reclamation as an agricultural engineer in McCook, Neb., in 1974. He worked in Reclamation's Great Plains Regional Office in Billings for 10 years, administering the Rehabilitation and Betterment Program, along with facility operations and maintenance programs. From 1987 to 1990, he was water and land division chief at the Grand Junction Projects Office in western Colorado. In 1990, he joined the Montana Area Office in Billings, as Chief, Water & Land Division, and has held various positions since that time as a supervisor responsible for water and land resource management, facility operation and maintenance and dam safety.